Felicity Fair Thompson has an MA in Screenwriting UAL. She is a writer and film maker and lives on the Isle of Wight. Her documentary Carisbrooke Castle was broadcast on SKY TV and three of her other fourteen travel films made for the retail market were shown on Australian television.
She has taught Creative Writing for Screen South, Connexions, Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight College, and alongside Sir Andrew Motion for the Bi-centenary celebrations for Alfred, Lord Tennyson, as well as guiding young writers with learning difficulties, and teaching writing independently.
Her published writing includes three children’s stories, an EU funded community play, theatre reviews, personality profiles, award winning poetry, scenic travel features, and three novels: Hold Tight her latest novel, Cutting In which was Top 3 Finalist in the Beryl Bainbridge Award People’s Book Prize and The Kid on Slapton Beach which has received rave reviews.
Exit the King, about King Charles I, performed at the 2017 Ventnor Isle of Wight Fringe Festival, and in January 2018 at Carisbrooke Castle where the King had been imprisoned, was her first stage play.
Later in 2018 Felicity co-wrote two new stage plays:
Voices over Passchendaele performed at Northwood House on the Isle of Wight over the November Armistice weekend, about the first use of ground to air wireless in the aeroplanes over the battlefield and marking 100 years since the end of WWI.
The Power Behind the Microphone about the beginnings of radio in Chelmsford, and Marconi, features the moment in 1920 when the opera star Dame Nellie Melba sang on the wireless, the first world-wide radio broadcast ever and which was due to mark that centenary and be performed at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford, but from it instead came a short, streamed presentation to mark the moment on 15th June 2020.
Felicity’s novel Cutting In has been re-published February 2021.
She has a new children’s book Grandpa’s Dear Old Girl, with illustrations by the Isle of Wight artist Carolyn Pavey, to be published in September 2021 by Beachy Books.
Felicity’s memoir The Lights of Leicester Square about her years working in cinema management in London’s West End comes out in June 2021. Felicity was Senior Assistant Manager at the Odeon and Leicester Square Theatres, the first woman in Rank’s West End Cinema management, and surrounded by movie stars, the Royal family, the rich and famous, with press and film media buzz! This glossy hardback Limited Edition will be published and distributed at the end of June 2021. See Our Newest Book. Don’t miss out! Order it now on our SHOP page.